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BETA PHOTO: Blindspot Buttress
The large, clean buttress on the NE side of the canyon. Good quality granite needing minimal cleaning on the faces, but the unclimbed cracks will be dirty. Faces SW and has shade only in the morning. Beautiful lines abound.
Hike up Pratt's Crack Canyon proper, passing the Gecko wall and continuing up a hill on a well constructed trail. Crest the hill and then look across the river. A huge, clean SW facing buttress is what you should see! To reach the base, cross the river directly across from a cave w/ bolts. Head up talus and then up 3rd class ledges (30ft) to reach the belay of Blindspot. Otherwise, break out some gear and bolts and make some history! 15-20 from car.
Climbing Season For the Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's Crack Gully area.
Weather station 12.0 miles from here
2 Total Routes
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Blindspot 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, 7 pitches, 500'
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Blindspot 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c CA
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P1: Climb cracks to ledge and arete. Pass a bolt (.10b) then head up and right to a hidden thin hand crack. Can link w/ pitch two easily. 1 bolt/gear to 2" P2: Delicate flakes lead to a hard move on clean rock above a bolt (.11a) to gain a great hand/finger crack. Can link w/ pitch one easily. 1 bolt/gear to #3 camalot.P3: Traverse left to a short O.W. (5.8) then "crawl on all sixes" to reach belay. Unique and wild. Optional #4 for O.W., otherwi...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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BETA PHOTO: Blindspot Buttress from the approach
BETA PHOTO: What a buttress!